Martinez happy with red card reversal
Friday 30 December 2011
Wigan striker Conor Sammon will be available to face Stoke City tomorrow after the Football Association rescinded the red card shown in Monday's 5-0 defeat by Manchester United.
Sammon caught Michael Carrick in the face with his left hand and, if he was disappointed to be penalised, that turned to shock when he saw a straight red from the referee, Phil Dowd.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez said yesterday: "We thank the panel for their decision, which is the correct one. I am delighted to have Conor available for the next three matches. You need to accept punishment when you do something wrong but this was a normal phase of play where Conor was using his role as a target man. He tried to be big, to hold the ball."
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